Firethorn: You know, I wonder how many would turn their lives around even without decades of prison?
Russ1642: I'm conflicted. He deserved jail, but now it seems like it wouldn't benefit anyone.
thamike: it must be fun to wonder things.
Firethorn: thamike: it must be fun to wonder things.It's lots of fun!More realistically, my next step after making an observation is to make a theory, then design a test of said theory.
Private_Citizen: Governor Nixon needs to commute Anderson's sentence. He's rehabilitated, and fully integrated into society. Besides, it costs money to imprison someone, and this fellow pays taxes.Keep the tax revenue, save the expense, and let the man go home to his kids.
anuran: indylaw: This seems like an excellent candidate for the governor to issue a pardon or reprieve.But he's Black and in Missouri. What are the chances?
timujin: pute kisses like a man: timujin: If this has gone on longer than the statute of limitations on the original crime, they just need to let the guy go.statute of limitations is from the date of the crime to prosecution. he has already been prosecuted, tried, and convicted, so statute of limitations is not applicable. then there's right to a speedy trial... but he had a speedy trial... maybe there's a constitutional punishment issue, to wait fearful for 13 years... but, that's a little goofy too.sounds like he's screwed because justice is not about fairness. it's a system that works as hard as it can to be applied according to its system. inherently, it will make mistakes, and then refuse equity to enter the question. because, after all, this is a society of of laws, not men./ i would support the governor that would commute a sentence like this. the governor enjoys an equitable check and balance to the harshness of the law. so, as a government, we have prepared for fark ups in the system. unfortunately, no governor has ever commuted any sentence, unless for his campaign supporters.I realize that, legally, the statute of limitations doesn't apply in this case. However, it could be used as a guideline when dealing with what is a very particular and unusual set of circumstances.
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